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Amazon Warehouse Workers Sue NYC Union to Force Leadership Vote

Dozens of Amazon.com Inc warehouse workers in New York City have sued their union, the first in the company’s history, alleging that top union officials are refusing to hold democratic elections to fill leadership posts.

The lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court on Monday represents an escalation of internal disputes within the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) formed last year after it won an election at the Staten Island warehouse but lost two others in New York.

The union’s April 2022 victory at the warehouse, known as JFK8, was a historic victory for the labor movement driven by concerns over worker safety including an alleged lack of protections for warehouse workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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